evaluate Definition

  • 1to judge or calculate the quality, importance, amount, or value of something
  • 2to assess or appraise a person's abilities, skills, or performance

Using evaluate: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "evaluate" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The teacher will evaluate the students' essays based on their content and grammar.

  • Example

    The company hired a consultant to evaluate its financial situation.

  • Example

    It's important to evaluate the risks before investing in a new business venture.

evaluate Synonyms and Antonyms

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Phrases with evaluate

  • self-evaluate

    to assess one's own abilities, performance, or behavior


    It's important to self-evaluate regularly to identify areas for improvement.

  • an assessment of an individual's performance or abilities by colleagues or coworkers


    The team used peer evaluation to determine each member's contribution to the project.

  • an assessment of an individual's job performance, often conducted by a supervisor or manager


    The company conducts annual performance evaluations to provide feedback to employees.

Origins of evaluate

from French 'évaluer', from 'valeur' meaning 'value'


Summary: evaluate in Brief

To 'evaluate' [ɪˈvæljʊeɪt] is to judge or calculate the quality, importance, amount, or value of something, or to assess a person's abilities, skills, or performance. Examples include evaluating students' essays, assessing a company's financial situation, and weighing the risks of a business venture. Phrases like 'self-evaluate' and 'peer evaluation' refer to assessing oneself or others, while 'performance evaluation' refers to assessing job performance. Synonyms include 'assess' and 'appraise,' while antonyms include 'disregard' and 'neglect.'

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